Luigi Boccherini
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1743-02-12
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Luigi Boccherini

Biography

Luigi Rodolfo Boccherini (February 19, 1743 – May 28, 1805) was an Italian classical era composer and cellist whose music retained a courtly and galante style while he matured somewhat apart from the major European musical centers. Boccherini is most widely ...

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Biography

Luigi Rodolfo Boccherini (February 19, 1743 – May 28, 1805) was an Italian classical era composer and cellist whose music retained a courtly and galante style while he matured somewhat apart from the major European musical centers. Boccherini is most widely known for one particular minuet from his String Quintet in E, Op. 11, No. 5 (G 275), and the Cello Concerto in B flat major (G 482). The latter work was long known in the heavily altered version by German cellist and prolific arranger Friedrich Grützmacher, but has recently been restored to its original version. Boccherini composed several guitar quintets, including the "Fandango", which was influenced by Spanish music. His biographer Elisabeth Le Guin noted among Boccherini's musical qualities "an astonishing repetitiveness, an affection for extended passages with fascinating textures but virtually no melodic line, an obsession with soft dynamics, a unique ear for sonority, and an unusually rich palette of introverted and mournful affects."

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Cello Concerto in C (No.4) (G.481)
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Cello Concerto in C (No.4) (G.481)
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String Quintet in C major, Op. 28 No. 4
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String Quintet in C major, Op. 28 No. 4
Luigi Boccherini
Quattro versioni originali della 'Ritirata notturna di Madrid'
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Quattro versioni originali della 'Ritirata notturna di Madrid'
Luigi Boccherini
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
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Academy of St Martin in the Fields
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Minuet from the String Quintet in E
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Minuet from the String Quintet in E
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Cello Concerto no.9 in B flat major G.482; mov.3; Rondo (Allegro)
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Cello Concerto no.9 in B flat major G.482; mov.3; Rondo (Allegro)
Luigi Boccherini
Introduction and Fandango
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Introduction and Fandango
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Quintet no. 60 in C major G.324 (La Musica notturna delle strade di Madrid)
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Quintet no. 60 in C major G.324 (La Musica notturna delle strade di Madrid)
Luigi Boccherini
String Quintet in G minor, op. 46/4
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String Quintet in G minor, op. 46/4
Luigi Boccherini
Symphony in E flat major Op.35 no.2; Finale
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Symphony in E flat major Op.35 no.2; Finale
Luigi Boccherini
Cello Concerto in D (G.478)
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Cello Concerto in D (G.478)
Luigi Boccherini
Concerto for cello and orchestra no.1 (G.474) in E flat major
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Concerto for cello and orchestra no.1 (G.474) in E flat major
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Quintet for guitar and strings no. 4 (G.448) in D major..., 4th mvt; Fandango...
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Quintet for guitar and strings no. 4 (G.448) in D major..., 4th mvt; Fandango...
Luigi Boccherini
Quintet for guitar and strings (G.448) in D major
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Quintet for guitar and strings (G.448) in D major
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Quartet in G major, Op.44 No.4 'La Tiranna'
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Quartet in G major, Op.44 No.4 'La Tiranna'
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Quintet no. 11 in E major G.275, Op.11`5..(Op.13`5): 3rd mvt; Minuetto and trio
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Quintet no. 11 in E major G.275, Op.11`5..(Op.13`5): 3rd mvt; Minuetto and trio
Luigi Boccherini
4 original versions of 'Ritirata notturna di Madrid'
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4 original versions of 'Ritirata notturna di Madrid'
London Baroque Ensemble
Cello Concert In G Major
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Cello Concert In G Major
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Sinfonia in La Maggiore Op. 35 No. 3
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Sinfonia in La Maggiore Op. 35 No. 3
Eckart Selheim, Luigi Boccherini, Collegium Aureum & Franzjosef Maier
Concerto for harpsichord and orchestra (G.487) in E flat major
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Concerto for harpsichord and orchestra (G.487) in E flat major
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Symphony no. 26 (G.519) (Op.41) in C minor; 1st movement; Allegro vivo assai
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Symphony no. 26 (G.519) (Op.41) in C minor; 1st movement; Allegro vivo assai
Eckart Runge
Passacalle from Quintet in C major 'La musica notturna delle strade di Madrid'
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Passacalle from Quintet in C major 'La musica notturna delle strade di Madrid'
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Sonata no.17 in C major (G17) - 2nd and 3rd mvmts
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Sonata no.17 in C major (G17) - 2nd and 3rd mvmts
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5th movement "Ritirata" from Quintet no.60 in C major, Op.30 no.6
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5th movement "Ritirata" from Quintet no.60 in C major, Op.30 no.6
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String Quartet No.2 in F, G.178: 1st mvt
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String Quartet No.2 in F, G.178: 1st mvt
Eckart Runge
String Quintet in E, op.11 no5; 3rd mvt, Menuetto and Trio
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String Quintet in E, op.11 no5; 3rd mvt, Menuetto and Trio
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Luigi Boccherini Biography

Luigi Rodolfo Boccherini (February 19, 1743 – May 28, 1805) was an Italian classical era composer and cellist whose music retained a courtly and galante style while he matured somewhat apart from the major European musical centers. Boccherini is most widely known for one particular minuet from his String Quintet in E, Op. 11, No. 5 (G 275), and the Cello Concerto in B flat major (G 482). The latter work was long known in the heavily altered version by German cellist and prolific arranger Friedrich Grützmacher, but has recently been restored to its original version. Boccherini composed several guitar quintets, including the "Fandango", which was influenced by Spanish music. His biographer Elisabeth Le Guin noted among Boccherini's musical qualities "an astonishing repetitiveness, an affection for extended passages with fascinating textures but virtually no melodic line, an obsession with soft dynamics, a unique ear for sonority, and an unusually rich palette of introverted and mournful affects."

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